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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications

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FCN No. 972

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Food Contact Substance:  Tungsten carbide containing up to 15 percent nickel with up to 1.5 percent chromium.
Notifier:  Hartmetall ESTECH AG
Manufacturer:  Hartmetall ESTECH AG
Intended Use:  The food contact substances will be used in the manufacture of food processing equipment (specifically, as wear parts in applications of producing foods, e.g. knives, nozzles, homogenize valves, bearing rings, saws, etc).
Effective Date:  06/23/2010
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCSs will be used in contact with all types of foods and under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site